johnsnails writes "IT SEEMS controversial virtual currency bitcoin has claimed its first life.
THE American chief executive of a bitcoin exchange has been found dead at her home in Singapore.
Autumn Radtke, 28, was found dead in her apartment on February 28 and investigators are awaiting toxicology tests to confirm that her death was a suicide.
Radtke formerly worked with Apple and other Silicon Valley tech firms on developing digital payment systems before taking up the position with First Meta, an exchange for the digital currency bitcoin." Link to Original Source top
johnsnails writes "KEVIN Rudd has conceded defeat to Tony Abbott in the election and said he will not recontest the Labor leadership. Mr Rudd called on the nation to unite behind Mr Abbott as prime minister. “As Prime Minister of Australia I wish him well now in the high office of Australian prime minister.” “Tonight is the time to unite as the great Australian nation. Because whatever our politics may be we are all first and foremost Australian." Link to Original Source top
johnsnails writes "THE smartest person in Britain isn't an Oxbridge professor or BBC boffin, it's an 11-year-old girl with huge aspirations.
Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell scored the maximum of 162 on a Mensa IQ test in July, ranking her smarter than Einstein and Stephen Hawking, the Wall St Journal reports." Link to Original Source top
Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing to be given posthumous pardon
johnsnails writes "The PHP development team is proud to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.0. This release includes a large number of new features and bug fixes.
The key features of PHP 5.5.0 include:
Added generators and coroutines.
Added "finally" keyword.
Added simplified password hashing API.
Added support for constant array/string dereferencing.
Added Class Name Resolution As Scalar Via "class" Keyword
Added support for using empty() on the result of function calls and other expressions
Added support for non-scalar Iterator keys in foreach
Added support for list in foreach
Added Zend Opcache extension and enable building it by default.
The GD library has been upgraded to version 2.1 adding new functions and improve existing functionality.
johnsnails writes "RESEARCHERS have managed to easily hack the building management system of Google's Sydney headquarters.
The researchers from security firm Cylance were able to obtain the password for the control system for the waterfront Pyrmont office, where it could access the system that controls alarms and other building services." Link to Original Source top
Yii 2 is now available for public preview at GitHub
johnsnails writes "We are very pleased to announce that Yii 2 is now available for public preview at GitHub. This is a major milestone during the Yii 2 development which was started more than two years ago and has since undergone complete rewrite.
Note that Yii 2 is still under heavy development. We may introduce significant changes without prior notices. So please do not use it for production.
johnsnails writes "THE US ambassador to Australia, who lambasted Australians for pirating popular fantasy TV series Game of Thrones, has explained why he does not have "anything better to do" than to fight this issue." Link to Original Source top
Facebook tries to takeover the world with a redirection bug
johnsnails writes "Some of the biggest news sites in the world disappeared today when Facebook took over the internet with a redirection bug.
Visitors to sites such as The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, the Gawker network, NBC News and News.com.au were immediately transferred to a Facebook error page upon loading their intended site." Link to Original Source top
Dozens suspended in Harvard University cheat scandal
johnsnails writes "AROUND 60 students at Harvard University have been suspended and others disciplined in a mass cheating scandal at the elite college, the campus newspaper reports.
The Harvard Crimson quoted an email from Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Michael Smith that said more than half of the cases heard by administrators in the scandal, which erupted last year, had resulted in suspension orders." Link to Original Source top
Scientist seeks 'adventurous female' to give birth to Neanderthal
johnsnails writes "My friend wrote this poem for his new girlfriend. The whole poem is full of programming and computer references. I wanted to ask the/. community what they thought of the references and any mistakes he has made (or kudos where due). He will be reading your replies!
-- My love for you is dynamic and compiled on the run. Never will a compile time bug stop us even trying. Just in time is the way we compile.
Our interface is love, polymorphic in every way, always constrained by Ilove (I love, the interface name for love by convection adding an "I" turns it into "I love" lol)
I'll catch your exceptions and never let them bubble away. Will you be the code the completes my abstract heart?
Like garbage collection I will take out the trash for you. I'll manage our memories and create more than enough, never losing even one. Never will there be a pointer to a memory of ours that can't be found.
I walked our stack and couldn't find a trace of any leak, my love for you is on the heap, it's not going away anytime soon.
I tried redefining our love but it has already been declared, I love you
They said I was object orientated, your more than an object, your my script to happiness
I tired reading ur past but got an out of bounds, I incremented the pointer and saw your future, I'll always be here with you
Love was undefined so I just set it to you and I
We break and point to look at the locals, and see what's in our hearts, their the same reference destined to be linked together forever.
I did and extern on the entry to my heart so you can always find it
My manifest has you all over it, there's no denying your in my heart through and through
I overrode our destructor and will never release our memories, our love will never be lost
When we were constructed I started an infinite loop, no one else has control, our love will never end
I'm asynchronous, i'll call you back all the time
When that event hit us from a different thread, we just synchronised our hearts and kept on loving
Tell me my bugs and I'll comment them out for you
The message loop is full of one thing, you
Ajax called to say json had a message. It was I love you
I'll listen to your heart beat so our connection will never dropout. I'll love you with nbn speeds
My password is our first kiss, I'll never change it, and no one can ever steal it.
I went to ping you but had to stop at every hop, it was worth it to know you were there all along
I looked up your name and found it was non-authorative, that's something I can fix but I'll have to change a part of your name and move you to my place
We don't need a controller to tell us our view is full of model love
I did a dig and found your name, then i did an arp and found your address, the next protocol is all physical.
You have a static arp entry in my heart, you can change ur number, you can change you name, I'll always find you and never loose you
You can pull the plug I've auto saved our love
I hope you don't mind, I self signed our love, other people may not trust it, but we both know who we are
If you were optimised nothing would be removed
Like a stack overflow to an infinite recursion I couldn't escape thinking about u" top
Kogan wages war on Internet Explorer: Users taxed Read more: http://www.news.co
johnsnails writes "A GERMAN 16-year-old has become the first person to solve a mathematical problem posed by Sir Isaac Newton more than 300 years ago. Shouryya Ray worked out how to calculate exactly the path of a projectile under gravity and subject to air resistance, The (London) Sunday Times reported. The Indian-born teen said he solved the problem that had stumped mathematicians for centuries while working on a school project.
johnsnails writes "THE SOFTWARE glitch bugging Commonwealth Bank customers has caused at least one ATM to spill out "thousands of dollars" prompting the police to send several officers to guard at least one machine until it could be fixed. The ATM at Plumpton Marketplace, in Sydney's West, had at least two or three policeman guarding it, Plumpton Fast Photo retail assistant Jancy said.
johnsnails writes "The KDE® Community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation." Link to Original Source